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Gamera vs. Viras (1968)
"Gamera tai uchu kaijû Bairasu" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Action, Family, Sci-Fi  |  20 March 1968 (Japan)
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Gamera the Flying Turtle falls under the spell of evil aliens, but two children free him and he returns to fight the aliens' monster, Viras.

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(as Kenji Yuasa)

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(as Fumi Takahashi)
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Kôjirô Hongô ...
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Tôru Takatsuka ...
Masao Nakaya
Carl Craig ...
Jim Crane (as Carl Craig Junior)
Michiko Yaegaki ...
Mariko
Mari Atsumi ...
Junko Aoki
Junko Yashiro ...
Masako Shibata
Peter Williams ...
Dr. Dobie
Kôji Fujiyama ...
Commander of Self Defense Force
Yoshirô Kitahara ...
Masao's Father
Munehiko Takada ...
Jim's Father
Mary Morris ...
Mrs. Crane (as Mary Murrows)
Chikara Hashimoto ...
Doctor A
Kenji Go ...
Doctor B
Akira Natsuki ...
Doctor C
Ken Nakahara ...
Doctor D
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A group of aliens from another planet head for Earth with the intentions of conquering it. Their first ship is destroyed in transit by the giant flying turtle Gamera. A second ship makes it to Earth and captures two Boy Scouts and holds them captive so that Gamera will not attack them. The aliens then implant a remote control device into the monster's neck and use the great turtle to attack Tokyo. The boys then come up with a plan to foul up the remote control device to the point where Gamera does the opposite of what he is ordered to. As a result Gamera destroys the aliens ship, but then has to contend with their giant squid like leader Viras. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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20 March 1968 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Gamela vs. Bairus  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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This was Kôjirô Hongô's final appearance in the series. See more »

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Ping Pong ball ship.
6 February 1999 | by (Bridgewater, MA, USA) – See all my reviews

Viras, a giant alien squid, takes his ping pong ball spaceship to conquer Earth. Who could come but Gamera, the big turtle and friend to all children, to save Earth. In order to defeat Gamera, the aliens scan into his past (about a half hour of stock footage that we have to sit though) and find out that he is friend to children. So they hold two boy scouts for ransom and put a transmitter in his brain. Now Gamera does what they want now and destroys Tokyo, but the boys have tricks up their sleeves. This is silly but a lot of fun to watch.


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